The Morgan presents Winter Workshops and our first-ever Holiday Sale
WORKSHOPS provide an opportunity to explore creative techniques with the guidance of experienced artists and educators. The goal of workshops is to fuel inspiration, deepen knowledge and build new skills in a short amount of time — allowing students to walk away with the ability to do it themselves.
Within the course of a weekend or sometimes even a day, workshops at the Morgan immerse students in creative techniques and craft traditions taught by nationally recognized artists and educators. Throughout January, February and March, the Morgan is offering a dozen workshops in papermaking, printing, book arts, bookbinding and mixed technique. As always, these workshops are open to all skill levels from beginners to professionals.
This season we are offering three papermaking classes: Japanese papermaking, papermaking with milkweed, and pulp painting. Michaelle Marschall has been on the paper production staff at the Morgan since 2016. In her two-day workshop, students will be introduced to traditional and non-traditional processes of making Japanese paper. Using kozo grown in our garden, students will scrape the bark, cook and beat the fibers to form strong, translucent sheets.
Tony Carlone is interested in creating local-plant based art by using the natural environment as a source of inspiration and raw material. In his Papermaking with Milkweed workshop, students will focus on identifying, harvesting, and exploring the qualities of native milkweed plants.
Anna Tararova is an artist and educator and the Morgan’s Gallery and Artist Opportunities Coordinator. In her two-day Papermaking and Pulp Painting workshop, students will learn every step of the papermaking process as well as painting with many thin layers of finely beaten cotton pulp to create atmospheric, watercolor-like papers.
We’ll also be utilizing our printing studio to offer three different letterpress workshops. Wendy Partridge is a letterpress printer, book artist, and paintings conservator. Her pressure printing workshop provides a wonderful introduction to the Morgan’s Vandercook presses, the workhorses of letterpress printing. Students will learn an easy, no-fuss way to print textural elements and other materials to produce atmospheric prints in a series, or as unique and playful variations.
Bob Kelemen is a Cleveland-based graphic designer and artist specializing in letterpress printing. His prints frequently combine vintage wood and metal typography with found objects. Using the Morgan Conservatory’s type collection and letterpress equipment, students will learn to create abstract color, pattern and texture compositions with both traditional (letterform) and non-traditional (objects mounted to type high) techniques.
Beth Sheehan is a Philadelphia based artist with a passion for printmaking, papermaking, and book arts. Her two-day workshop exploring the creation and printing of broadsides will showcase a variety of techniques, including, handset type, monotyping on the letterpress, pressure printing, and pochoir.
This season, we’ll also be offering a selection of bookbinding and book arts workshops in our bindery. Fran Kovac often incorporates her interest in historic bindings into the classes she teaches. In her one-day workshop, students will learn the simple, but elegant Roycroft binding. The classic suede cover, over a stitched textblock is finished with thin boards covered with decorative paper or bookcloth, adding strength to the book while keeping the flexibility of a limp binding.
Jamye Jamison is a paper conservator and proprietor of Jamison Art Conservation in Cleveland, OH. Her workshop Hinging and Matting Works of Art on Paper is a useful skill in the back pocket of any artist who wants to prepare their objects for exhibition. This course will teach tricks for streamlining the process, and options for hinging different types of objects, from thin paper to three dimensional pieces.
Cartonnage is a traditional French art form which involves building decorative objects from book board and covering them with paper and fabric. Betsy Begue studied cartonnage in Alsace, France from 2002-2007, eventually teaching international students. In her one-day Magic Box workshop, students will use a combination of bookbinding and French cartonnage techniques to construct a box base from pre-cut book board pieces. A double-hinged lid will be added that opens in opposite directions, exposing different interior compartments.
Cris Clair Takacs is the owner of Books Bound & Repaired and has been restoring books for over 30 years, specializing in 19th century binding, children’s books, pop-ups and ephemera for collectors and book dealers. She is teaching two workshops this season. Her first workshop covers paper repair using dust jackets. Book dust jackets serve as protective covers, and are used for decoration and marketing. Often they are lost, or suffer years of use. Students will explore various methods of cleaning, repairing and toning paper to match what remains of a dust jacket.
Cris’ second workshop of the season, will explore the “Come and Go Book.” In the late 1800’s, publisher Ernest Nister invented the revolving picture book which took many forms. One of the most fascinating was the “Come and Go”. By pulling a ribbon, a figure appears from the background, moves across the scene, and disappears. Pull another ribbon and the figure reemerges—changed. In this one-day workshop, you’ll go home with a working model and a new skill.
Clare Murray Adams is a retired Professor of Art and former Chair of the Visual Art Department at Malone University. In her 3-D Encaustic on Paper workshop, students will collage or transfer imagery onto paper using encaustic (wax-based) medium. These papers will be used to create geometric vessels using provided patterns. From this structure, individual box and basket shapes can be made, as well as sewn figurative shapes and abstract sculptures.
Interested in learning more or signing up? Visit us at morganconservatory.org.
Calling artists, makers and craftspeople to vend at the Morgan Market:
In search of a thoughtful holiday gift? Look no further — the Morgan is hosting it’s first holiday sale! We understand that this season can be hectic. For this reason, our Market will be open and accessible to the public, December 1st through January 6th during our gallery hours. We will also host two days of festivities to kickoff opening weekend: December 1st 4pm to 9pm and December 2nd, 10 am to 4 pm.
We are inviting our members to participate in our first sale. There are no restrictions on what can exhibit and sell; 2D, 3D, glass ceramics, jewelry, textiles, all handmade goods are welcome. There is no limit on how much work you can bring, we will do our best to exhibit everything.
Member can drop off their arts and crafts November 14th through 18th and November 20 and 21, from 10 am to 4 pm. You may choose to keep your work up for the whole duration of the sale or pick it up any time before then. All purchased items will leave the gallery once they are sold.
Anybody who wants to vend in our Holiday Market can become a member over the phone, in person and on our website morganconservatoyr.org.
The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation
1754 East 47th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44103
Holiday Bazaar| December 1 – January 6
Opening weekend: December 1, 4 – 9 pm, December 2, 10 am – 4 pm
Featuring art and handmade items
Hinging and Matting Works of Art on Paper | January 13, 10 am – 12 pm
Roycroft Suede Binding |January 27, 10 am – 4 pm
Pressure Printing: A Flexible, Experimental Approach to Letterpress Printing | January 27-28, 10 am – 4 pm
Magic Box | January 28, 10 am – 4 pm
Paper Repair Using Dust Jackets | February 10-11, 10 am – 4 pm
Color, Pattern, Texture | February 10-11, 10 am – 4 pm
The Come and Go Book |February 24, 10 am – 4 pm
Traditional and Non-traditional Techniques in Japanese Papermaking | March 3-4, 10 am – 4 pm
Papermaking with Milkweed| March 10-11, 10 am – 4 pm
3-D Encaustic on Paper | March 10-11, 10 am – 4 pm
Broadsides | March 17-18, 10 am – 4 pm
Papermaking and Pulp Painting | March 17-18, 10 am – 4 pm
To register for a workshop & for more details, please visit our website morganconservatory.org or call 216.361.9255